Looking for tips on how to manage your teleworkers… and what you can’t see? Join me and hundreds of others at the 2011 Telework Exchange Town Hall Meeting , today in Washington, DC. Hear from distinguished industry experts and US Federal Government leaders on how they are successfully supporting telework. Can’t attend, then check out the “Five Tips to Manage What You Can’t See”from WorldatWork, a not-for-profit organization providing education, conferences and research focused on global human resources issues including compensation, benefits, work-life and integrated total rewards to attract, motivate and retain a talented workforce.
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Tags: collaboration, Flexible Working, government, grid lock, mobility, telework, workforce mobility
Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Organizations are increasingly adopting BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies. Businesses and governments are changing how they work. In a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, “Employees Alone Together, ” the author features organizations that are growing because of their alternative work arrangements. Technology is allowing these organizations to innovate in ways previously never envisioned. They are creating communities of interest virtually, celebrating success and planning for tomorrow -- without requiring employees to work longer hours.
Do you want greater work flexibility for your organization? Learn how technology, when aligned with policies and procedures -- can increase productivity and accelerate your mission task or goal.
Tags: cloud, collaboration, Flexible Working, government, grid lock, telework, workforce mobility
In her BNET column, “168 Hours,” Laura Vanderkam recently shared “22 Things to Do During That Boring Conference Call.” While I applaud Vanderkam’s suggestions to write love letters and thank-you notes, read poetry, and do other things that arguably make the world a better place, I also agree with her that if people need conference call distractions to pass the time, perhaps they should instead think of ways to make the calls more worthwhile.
So how do you make a conference call productive? Host it over telepresence. The face-to-face connection commands people’s attention—you can’t hide from the person staring at you across the virtual table! With telepresence, participants can read each other’s nuanced body language and engage in lively, natural dialogue without the common audio call hazard of talking over one another. Just by paring down the confusion of faceless communication, telepresence calls can take regular 60-minute conferences down to 45 or 50 minutes. Add up those savings over the course of the week, and you’ve earned back several hours of quality time. Read More »
Tags: telework, telework enhancement act, telework research network, video conferencing, videoconferencing, web conferencing
I recently had the opportunity to visit with Bill Bransford. Bill is with Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a law firm in the DC area, and is also the host of FED TALK, a radio show that is taped live every other Friday at 11:00 a.m. I was one of the two guests on this past week, along with Tim Simon, to discuss technology in the federal government. Topics included Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Mobility and Telework, and the ever famous Bring Your Own Device to work discussion. Read More »
Tags: cyber security, cybersecurity, desktop virtualization, federal government, Federal News Radio, mobility, remote worker, telework, virtualization
Like many Americans, I am enjoying the 3-day holiday weekend. I’m taking advantage of Labor Day promotional sales, watching college football games, and relaxing with family and good food on the BBQ.
On this Labor Day, jobs are critically important to government leaders at all levels:
- National government with President Obama’s Jobs Council Listening and Action sessions in Portland and Dallas in advance speech coming later this week
- State goverment such as in California where the jobless rate is currently at 12%
- City and local governments, mayors unveil jobs plan
Reflecting on the history of Labor Day, I wonder what our working world will be like in the future compared to the past. LIFE has captured images “In Praise of American the Worker“ that captures the spirit of hardwork.
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Tags: Connected Government, economic development, future of work, job creation, telework